Failte Ireland: Tourism ‘will suffer without second Dublin runway’
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tour ... -vvtsjx2r3
I agree, EI are basically looking to fix some that is not really broken. I think that there is room for minor improvements. Retaining the current deep shade of green and changing the colors and size of chatlines, plus moving from straight lines into to a more curved pattern would look great and not...Jump to post
I agree with those who suggest the that the current quite unique colour scheme, perhaps with some minor modifications such as extending the cheat line forwards, would be good for many years yet I agree, EI are basically looking to fix some that is not really broken. I think that there is room for m...Jump to post
I think they could get another 5+ years from the logo and livery if they wanted..It has aged very well, but there are very few livery's left that have cheatlines along the windows these days. The area where the green and blue lines stop suddenly aft of the forward doors does look a bit awkward. I th...Jump to post
I was in terminal 2 recently eating in the bar that looks out over the boarding pier. It was 7am and the floor was filthy with food everywhere. Had clearly not been swept since the previous day. Incredibly slow service at the coffee dock in the pier also, staff just didn't seem to be interested in s...Jump to post
Video on Dublin airport opening in 1939.
https://www.dublinlive.ie/news/dublin-n ... g-14879952
Took the 20.50 Aer Lingus flight from JFK to DUB on Sunday. Complete disaster of a check in set up, people queuing an average of 1.5 hours. Only 3 check in staff manning around 8 desks, one for business and 2 for economy, seemed to be no difference between the line for check in and the line for bag ...Jump to post
I cant see much point in EI flying to Iceland now that the two large Icelandic carriers are serving Dublin and picking up mostly transiting passengers. EI would be better off launching another US route. Greenland would have practically no passenger demand from Ireland, they would be flying empty pla...Jump to post
CityJet and Air Nostrum's Hibernian looking at competing for Aer Lingus Regional ops
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... gional-ops
Its worrying that there dosent seem to be any movement on additional pier or taxiing capacity in DUB (obviously the second runway will fix much of this when its finished), There are 4 extra widebody departures (2x EI 330's, CX 350, HU 330 and one more?) this year alone in the morning schedule, what ...Jump to post
Unfortunate that Aer Lingus wont be getting A350's for the foreseeable future, its looks are starting to grow on me. Hopefully Thai or Singapore will follow Cathay's lead next year.
Great to see Air Canada back in Shannon. The A321NEOLR / 737 Max could be a real game changer for Shannon.
I wonder how effective these new no frills fares from United will be in competing against Norwegian.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ic-449049/
Nice to see another (Lauda) airline start a route. Any news on the supposed Aeroflot route? Interesting the Emirates are insisting that the DAA operate terminal 3, I wonder is this just backscratching. I'm beginning to think that the most realistic location for terminal 3 from a planning point of vi...Jump to post
When will the leased 757s be gone? When the last four A321LRs arrive, they’re the replacements for the 757s, the first ones are for expansion. 2020/1 is the latest however suggestion that one will exit next year (different engine 757) so possibly only 3 of 4 net gain. That is the oldest one (1994 b...Jump to post
Dubai and Lagos are two routes that will be operationally in range of the new A321's. Launching a 2-3 flight per week A321 schedule to Dubai could possibly work on O&D traffic alone. I cant imagine the powers that be being very encouraging of a Lagos route sadly.Jump to post
Very lucky that nobody was injured at that hotel / apartment fire in Ballymun. It is the same building that was involved in a serious incident when an approaching jet navigated towards it on approach after mistaking its aviation lights for runway 16/34's lights. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/irela...Jump to post
EI dont have any current plans to get A330NEO's but that might change since the A350 order has been quietly dropped. I think we are likely to see a service to BKK before NRT but EI wont be operating either. They are focusing on North America, partially because it ties in well with connecting traffic...Jump to post
Would be nice if one of the A330's that will arrive around the same time as the uniform launch was painted in the 1950's livery to coincide with the uniform launch. The polished metal effect would be hard to replicate though, I assume that once metal is polished to that effect (ie AA's previous sche...Jump to post
Even if EI is based at T2 and the BA engineers are based elsewhere in Heathrow, surely the aircraft or engineers can just re position for a few hours overnight if work is to be carried out. In the long term surely there is no logical reason why the EI engineers could not just transfer employment to ...Jump to post
Hi all, pretty new here! Quick question regarding the construction work for the new runway. I saw that: 'Two new airfield viewing areas were also constructed in addition to the erection of more than 14km of fencing.' Source: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/20/delivering-dublin-airports-north...Jump to post
Thinking of new route opportunities from DUB and SNN, is there any logical reason (other than it being generally disliked and considered to be overcrowded) that LaGuardia has never been launched by EI or the US majors for flights to Ireland? It has a large range of connecting routes throughout north...Jump to post
Disappointing the only airport projects that the govt seem to be 'planning' for in the 2018-26 plan are the runway and the control tower at Dublin which are already under construction! There seems to be no provision for a 3rd terminal or for the dart interconnector.Jump to post
Correct re the Luas line, it was always intended to change it to a higher capacity metro line in the future. In fact most of it is built on the old Harcourt rail line up as far as Harcourt street. Makes one wonder why they ever decided to build it as a tram line in the first place, I assume the budg...Jump to post
Interesting comments by Hawaiian Airlines CEO regarding A321NEO seat costs compared to A330. Used on similar sector lengths to Aer Lingus east coast routes.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 1n-445310/
Where exactly is that tunnel proposed for? I drove by the new control tower site yesterday for a look and was surprised how long it takes to drive around the new runway on that new road. I was under the impression that tenders were already awarded for the runway and construction was about to go into...Jump to post